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Tooth Straightening

Tooth Straightening

Invisalign is a cutting-edge treatment we offer at Hanham Dental as a great alternative to traditional fixed braces. They are discreet and results can often be achieved in a reduced time. Invisalign braces are clear, removable aligners, which help shift your teeth into a straighter and better position through gentle movement.

With Invisalign, the teeth are straightened when the patient wears a clear plastic aligner over their teeth which give the patient more confidence in wearing them and not making it obvious that they’re having their teeth straightened. These custom-made aligners gradually move the teeth to the desired position, eventually straightening them. The aligners are worn all day and can be cleaned properly because they can be removed. The teeth can also be cleaned properly because there is no obstruction. Patients also have the added advantage of removing the aligner when they eat, so they can eat what they want and not worry about anything getting stuck in the apparatus or breaking it. The patient is given a series of aligners, which they change every two weeks, and another set of aligners is given after about eight weeks. Each of the aligners is designed with a slightly different alignment so that it puts gentle pressure on the teeth and moves the teeth.

Invisalign clear aligners are almost invisible, making them ideal if you’re concerned about how your smile may look during treatment. Because they’re removable they make eating and keeping your teeth and brace clean very easy – they just need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Every patient who uses Invisalign has their aligners custom-made, and there are no wires involved, making them one of the most comfortable orthodontic treatments available. This can also help reduce the number of adjustment or ‘comfort’ appointments you might need to book, saving you time and travel. At Hanham Dental we use Invisalign clear aligners as as a high-quality, effective alternative to fixed braces.

Prices start at £60 per month using our finance payment plans. Ask our reception team to book you in with Dr Kate Rowe or Mr Samuel Labib for your Invisalign consultation. 

Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics developed in the USA. It is now widely used across the UK, as it is an effective method of straightening teeth that takes on average just six months.

Six Month Smiles can be used on teeth which are crooked, twisted or even gapped. Tooth coloured wires and brackets are used, making it a popular option for adults who may not want to wear a traditional ‘train track’ metal fixed brace.

Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative …

  • Average treatment times of only six months
  • Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
  • Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
  • Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
  • Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
  • Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers

Prices start at £60 per month using our finance payment plans. Ask our reception team to book you in with Dr Kate Rowe for your 6 Month Smile consultation